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Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Sumburgh

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Sumburgh Head Lighthouse is a lighthouse on Sumburgh Head at the southern tip of the Mainland of Shetland.The lighthouse was built by Robert Stevenson in 1821. The light was automated in 1991 and the keepers' houses were converted into holiday accommodation. The lighthouse complex also has offices for the RSPB who look after the bird reserve which surrounds the lighthouse.The Northern Lighthouse Board operate the light, whilst the Shetland Amenity Trust own the site and plan to restore the lighthouse facilities and build a visitor centre. The lighthouse is protected as a category A listed building.
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  • Very steep climb to the top but worth the views and history. Good photo spots and education centre and gift shop. 
  • It was a foggy day when we were there and we could not see very much. Even the Puffins were hard to make out and getting pictures of them. There was a cafeteria there with some nice tea and pastries. 
  • After a winding road a little you get to this Lighthouse used as roof terrace. truly fantastic. very nice also the Bar with big Windows that allow you to relax watching the beautiful scenery while enjoying a good cake and drink a good tea.
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